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VIDEO: The story of BREAKING BAD, as told by its opening scenes, seasons 3 & 4

Season 3 opens with a surreal scene of a group of people crawling in the dirt through a rustic Mexican village. It seems that some well-known ritual is taking place. Nobody seems too surprised at the sight. A gleaming car pulls up and two men get out. They are bald, handsome, and dressed in immaculate suits. They are also identical twins. Without hesitation, they join the ritual, lying down in the dirt, despite their silk suits, and crawling along with the others. The destination is a run-down shack which has been built into some kind of shrine. Inside there are lit candles with dripping wax and bouquets and skulls draped in beads. The men in suits pin a picture up on the wall. It is a sketch of the chemistry teacher. Wherever we are in this opening scene is far from the sun-blasted streets of Albuquerque (the stomping grounds of the chemistry teacher), but it is clear that his fearsome influence is spreading.
  • By Sheila O'Malley & Dave Bunting, Jr
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  • March 12, 2012 9:42 AM
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  • 3 Comments

VIDEO: The story of BREAKING BAD, as told by its opening scenes

Albuquerque has a huge meth problem. Meth labs blow up in the desert, in the suburbs, in the center of urban areas. High schools are broken into, chemistry labs ransacked. The situation has gotten so extreme that an FBI task force has been assigned to investigate. They argue over what to call their investigation. "Operation Icebreaker." "But isn't that a breath mint?" There are two Mexicans of the criminal class who have vanished, and it is thought that the disappearance has something to do with the meth war going on in Albuquerque. The meth found at the various crime scenes is purer than anything before seen in the area, so it is clear there are "new players in town". The FBI is determined to find out who it is.
  • By Sheila O'Malley & Dave Bunting, Jr
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  • March 7, 2012 4:14 PM
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